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Go Live on TikTok! (No matter how many followers)

Look no farther than this list of the best viral TikTok videos of all time. We don't have it, but there is a way to come close. TikTok LIVE is a great way to interact with your fans in real-time while also gaining new ones.

In this post, we'll teach you how to switch on the camera and begin speaking.

What is TikTok Live?

Like Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and YouTube Live, TikTok LIVE is a means for TikTok users to broadcast live videos. TikTok LIVE is a method for users and artists to communicate in real-time, according to the company. There are a few conditions that must be met:

  • At the present, you need to have at least 1,000 followers in order to access TikTok live, however, there is a hack available.

  • To start your own live streaming business, you must be at least 16 years old.

  • To participate in a LIVE, you must be at least 18 years old. During a live stream, your viewers can make virtual gifts to you, which you can then exchange for real money.

TikTok Live Streaming

To begin using TikTok, you'll need to satisfy the prerequisites listed above.

  1. Take a picture.

  2. You may locate LIVE by scrolling through the options beneath the red button.

  3. Title your live broadcast.

  4. Add any additional filters to your cover photo.

  5. Go LIVE by pressing the red button.

Your video will begin with a three-second countdown. TikTok LIVE requires that you meet all of the prerequisites before this button appears. It's likely that there are too many live broadcasts taking place at the same moment if you've done so. Try again in a few of minutes.

The secret to going live on TikTok without having a following of a thousand users

To get around the 1,000 follower requirement, there's a "trick" you may do right now. Do the following:

  1. You can access your account settings by tapping the hamburger menu in the upper right corner of your profile.

  2. Click on "Report a problem" to let us know what's wrong.

  3. If you're unable to begin a TikTok LIVE, select "I can't start one."

  4. Select No when asked if your issue has been fixed.

  5. Write something like: Hello, I am unable to access TikTok Live in the "Send us your comments" box. What if I asked you to turn it on for me?

  6. Your account will be activated roughly two days after you make your request.

The following are the procedures you must do in order to go live on TikTok without having at least 1,000 followers:

Step #1: Access your account settings by tapping the hamburger menu in the upper right corner of your profile.

Step #2: Tap "Report a problem" on the second step.

Step #3: Tap "I can't start a LIVE."

Step #4: Select No when asked if your issue has been fixed.

Step #5: In the "Send us your feedback" box, type something like: Hi there, I cannot access TikToK Live. Thank you for your time. What if I asked you to turn it on for me?

Step #6: TikTok Live should be available to you in 24-72 hours after you hit "send."

Tips and best practices for TikTok live

1. Have a goal in mind

Decide what you hope to gain from participating in TikTok LIVE. Have a special message you'd want to get out there to your audience, a new product you'd like to sell to your website's audience, or are you just looking to connect with them? Determine your aim before going live to ensure that your live stream is purposeful and contributes to your overall marketing plan. The alternatives here are unlimited.

2. Choose a topic that is interesting to you.

It's now time to select a topic that will assist you to achieve your objective. An intriguing subject is a must for your essay. If you were trying to get people to buy your new product, you might talk about how they can utilize it to solve a common issue. In addition, you may wish to select a general theme for the month and then do weekly live streams on subtopics.

3. Decide how you want to live your life

The structure is essential if you want to keep your viewers watching your live stream all the way to the end. Preparation is key before you press the big red GO button to start your live. Whenever you meet a new viewer, it's a good idea to say hello and introduce yourself. The theme of the live stream should be explained after there are a few viewers.

In the midst of your live broadcast, you may format it in any way that makes sense and keeps your viewers interested. Steps in a how-to film or a question-and-answer session are two examples.

4. Limit the duration to 30 minutes or less.

You should have an idea of how much time you want to devote to living. TikTok's focus on short videos means that 30 minutes is a reasonable maximum for a video (yes, even when it comes to live streams). The idea is to have enough time to do your task, but you also want to keep it brief so that viewers stay until the end till you are ready to leave bye-bye. Keeping an eye on the timer while recording is made easier with advance planning of the length of the shoot. As a result, you will always be aware of when to move on to the next part of your live broadcast.

5. Go live when the timing is right

Make sure you go live at a time when most of your customers are online. This data is available in your TikTok analytics under the Follower Activity tab. To put it plainly, you'll receive greater engagement if you go live while your audience is online. Check out “ When Is the Best Time to Post on TikTok?” for further advice.

6. Stay away from scripts

I agree that pre-planning is crucial. However, don't make your videos feel like they've been rehearsed. There is something appealing about the rawness of TikTok material. Your TikTok viewers may be turned off by stiff and rehearsed live streaming. This means that the framework of your life should allow you and your audience to gain value from it, but it should be casual enough to encourage an organic relationship.

7. It's time to get it right.

There should be no overproduction of TikToks, live or otherwise. High-definition video is still necessary, though. Check the sound quality and avoid noisy interruptions while recording in front of a window. Use a strong internet connection to ensure that your live streams seem as high-quality as feasible.

8. Describe the following steps for viewers.

Before signing off, offer a call to action in your live broadcast. Then inform your viewers what they can do next to learn more. Reiterate what you intended your viewers to take away from the Livestream. Asking for a follow or sending them to your website are two examples.

9. Make it a participatory experience.

TikTok live like we discussed before, is all about interacting with people in real-time. Observe and respond to the questions posed. During your video, be sure to thank any new followers who have joined your ranks and any presents you may get. The following TikTok life was created purely in response to a request from a viewer.

Today is the day to launch your first TikTok.

A great method to engage with your audience, create an audience, and generate traffic to your website is to go live on TikTok. Simply said, it's the greatest part. Simply get in front of the camera and start chatting, and the rest will take care of itself. At first, you may be shy, but inviting a buddy (or even a fan) to join you in your live broadcast will ease your nerves.


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